Summary of Building Your Board

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A board of directors can serve a much more important function than merely approving a company’s budgets or rubber-stamping a CEO’s agenda. In fact, a board, if well-managed, can serve as an invaluable source of expertise and advice. In an entertaining, informative presentation, Glenn Kelman, the charismatic CEO of real estate brokerage Redfin, shares his personal experiences of building a board. Although he casually name-drops and uses occasional salty language, and his examples are anecdotal and specific to Redfin, his advice is universally applicable. getAbstract recommends this video to start-up founders who strive to assemble strong boards.

In this video, you will learn

  • Why appointing the right personnel to your board of directors is crucial to your company’s success,
  • How a board of directors can serve as an invaluable source of expertise and advice for a CEO, and
  • How to enable a board of directors to provide the best possible advice.

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About the Speaker

Glenn Kelman is the CEO of Redfin, a web-based residential real estate company.


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